Every Sunday morning, I wrench myself out of bed two hours earlier than I normally have to get up to travel for an hour to the Upper East Side, where I work at an Episcopal church, singing Sunday School songs with little kids. I'm always surprised at how full the trains are that early on … Continue reading Isn’t this supposed to be a day of rest?
I thought about this blog from last night and realized that it was essentially a blog written in third person, devoid of the rich details that make a story really come alive. So, I'd like to attempt a rewrite! She ordered a beer and a fried chicken sandwich. The server took her order, oblivious to … Continue reading What’s your story? Version 2
I read a lot. Mostly, I read nonfiction, due to my practically insatiable curiosity. I love learning and discovering and I believe that curiosity has probably been the greatest driving force in my life. But, in the past few months, that curiosity dried up and processing all of these lofty ideas felt like eating cardboard. … Continue reading What’s your story?
Tonight, I had dinner with an old co-worker. We haven't seen each other in about six months and it felt so good to reconnect, as it often goes with these types of dinners. We reminisced and gossiped a little about our mutual work friends, laughing about all of the interesting characters you meet working in … Continue reading What are we so afraid of?
I just read this article about a Republican House Representative who is the co-sponsor of a bill stripping transgender people of the right to use a public bathroom that matches with their gender identity. This man, Jeremy Durham, has had at least 34 sexual harassment complaints filed against him, so many that his office has been moved … Continue reading How does darkness become light?
Last night, we had a house meeting, mostly to talk about specific issues that have come up in the house recently - minor disagreements, to be sure, but major enough that all voices needed to be heard at once. I usually approach conflict with hearty dose of curiosity, a dash of apprehension, and a sprinkle … Continue reading How do you respond to conflict?
My grandparents used to run St. Raphael's Retreat House in Evergreen, Colorado, for The Church of the Transfiguration, an Episcopal Church where my dear Granddad was an associate minister and my Grandmom played the organ and directed the choir. My mom, dad, brother, sister, and I lived 90 minutes away in Colorado Springs and we … Continue reading House of Healing
I used to think I'd really like to go to college. I still think that, sometimes. I love learning. My curiosity is insatiable! I daydream about spending my days reading interesting books and having interesting discussions with interesting teachers and classmates. But, there's something about the end goal of getting a degree that seems to suck … Continue reading What good is impatience?
They say that spring is a good time for a cleanse, a time to eat lightly after the heavy, warming foods of winter. Of course, many of us "spring clean" in the house and yard, airing out the stuffy vestiges of winter from our homes. I think I need a cleanse of my head and my … Continue reading Baby steps.